Scientific Name: Rudbeckia hirta
Plant Family: Asteraceae (Aster)
Common Name: Black-eyed Susan, Coneflower
By Janice Tucker
Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) are equally as stunning when mixed with other plants in a domesticated flowerbed as they are growing wild in a field awash with their flowers of bright, yellow-gold petals contrasted with dramatic, dark chocolate, conical centers.